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Is Gazprom back on the agenda?

Is Gazprom back on the agenda?

Bulgaria enters august with the lowest gas storage levels in the EU


The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

In July, the energy regulator adopted the highest natural gas price so far this year for the regulated market


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost


If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

Should the fixed income market turn out to be correct once again, and should recession loom, inflation talk will not only cease but we will yearn for a return to price growth once businesses collapse and unemployment soars


The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

K insights 17/12: How not to run a parliament, and why "Yes, Minister" is a must-see


The most dynamic companies: Revenue growth accelerates, construction dominates

The most dynamic companies: Revenue growth accelerates, construction dominates

Total revenue of the top 50 fastest-growing companies rose by 87% in 2020


Roses withering

Roses withering

Depressed global demand has put Bulgaria’s iconic rose oil industry to its knees


Market recovery: Bulgarian enterprises are booming

Market recovery: Bulgarian enterprises are booming

Industrial turnover rose in the double digits in March and commodity exports hit an all-time high


Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


Gradus’ shares, the Sofia stock exchange, and pension funds

Gradus’ shares, the Sofia stock exchange, and pension funds

According to the Sofia-listed company’s prospectus for its 2018 IPO, revenues were much higher in 2017 than in any of the following three years. Seven pension funds are shareholders to this day.


A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now

A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now

K Insights 07/05: there are money for COVID-measures until June; who is the largest builder in Bulgaria


A price shock for industry

A price shock for industry

The Prices of raw materials and energy goods like steel, aluminum, and CO2 quotas rose significantly in just six months


Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


Exports in crisis: A boost from copper

Exports in crisis: A boost from copper

Sales of Bulgarian goods abroad decreased by 6.4% last year because of the coronavirus crisis


Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Unsurprisingly, GDP shrank in the fourth quarter. Wages were up, exports made a surprising comeback in December, and deflation will return for a while


Bulgaria’s biggest companies post slower sales growth than regional peers in 2018

Bulgaria’s biggest companies post slower sales growth than regional peers in 2018

Oil refinery Lukoil Neftochim Burgas second biggest loser in Southeast Europe


Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

The sector performed well in 2018 but key challenges lie ahead – the Sofia Airport concession, the EU decision on trucks and the introduction of the toll tax in Bulgaria


The TOP 25 in the fuel sector: A year of infighting and scandals

The TOP 25 in the fuel sector: A year of infighting and scandals

A major restructuring is underway in the sector as new players seek a bigger share of the market